Former President Donald Trump stated on Saturday that if President Joe Biden “is too mentally incompetent to convict at a trial,” as specified by Special Counsel Robert Hur’s damning report of the Biden categorized paperwork probe, then he’s unfit to function president.
Trump made his argument at a packed afternoon rally in Conway, South Carolina, broadcasted by Right Side Broadcasting Network, forward of the state’s Republican major in two weeks, the place polls point out he’ll trounce former Gov. Nikki Haley (R-SC).
“The special counsel’s report tries to let Biden off by claiming that he is too mentally incompetent to convict at a trial,” Trump famous, implying that this demonstrates Biden is unfit to lead. “‘I’m not going to charge him with a crime, but it’s okay for him to become Commander in Chief’ – think of that one.”
After a quick disturbance, through which an anti-Trumper in attendance made an outburst and was shortly eliminated, Trump stated, “But we know that Joe Biden has always been too mentally incompetent.”
In his report, Hur cited Biden’s reminiscence as an element within the determination not to prosecute, as Breitbart News Capitol Hill Correspondent Bradley Jaye noted:
The report says the investigation “uncovered evidence that President Biden willfully retained and disclosed classified materials after his vice presidency when he was a private citizen” however doesn’t set up guilt “beyond a reasonable doubt.”
Yet Hur’s evaluation of Biden’s “significantly limited” reminiscence additionally performed an element in his determination not to prosecute.
“We have also considered that, at trial, Mr. Biden would likely present himself to a jury, as he did during our interview of him, as a sympathetic, well-meaning, elderly man with a poor memory,” the report states. “Based on our direct interactions with and observations of him, he is someone for whom many jurors will want to identify reasonable doubt.”
Trump, who has been charged on 40 counts in his personal categorized paperwork case by Special Counsel Jack Smith beneath Biden’s Department of Justice, additionally contended the choice not to prosecute Biden underscores “a weaponized two-tiered system of justice in this country.”
“Crooked Joe got off scot-free,” Trump stated earlier than quipping, “and I don’t know if you call it scot-free; they said he was a mental basket case.”
He went on to add, “Biden’s thugs are still trying to put me in jail on fake charges for crimes that they openly admit that Crooked Joe did. He actually did these crimes.”
“Now, I’m not looking for anything to happen to this guy. He wouldn’t know the difference,” Trump stated, vowing there could be “no revenge” if he was elected because the forty seventh president. “But this is selective political persecution. Not prosecution – persecution.”